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Behemoth - Ezkaton.jpg
EP by Behemoth
Released 11 November 2008 (2008-11-11)
Recorded November 2006 – April 2007
October 2007
Genre Death metal, blackened death metal
Length 27:53
Label Metal Blade, Regain, Mystic Production
Producer Behemoth
Behemoth chronology
At the Arena ov Aion – Live Apostasy
Alternative cover
Limited edition box set cover.
Limited edition box set cover.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Chronicles of Chaos8/10 stars[2]

Ezkaton is the sixth EP by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth. It was released in North America through Metal Blade Records on 11 November 2008, and in Europe through Regain Records on 20 November 2008. The EP features seven tracks, including one new song titled "Qadosh", a live recording and new studio version to "Chant for Ezkaton 2000 e.v.", live versions of "From the Pagan Vastlands" and "Decade ov Therion", along with covers of Master's Hammer's "Jáma pekel" (lead vocal BigBoss-Root) and Ramones' "I'm Not Jesus".

The first four tracks were recorded during The Apostasy studio sessions at the Radio Gdańsk Studios from November 2006 till March 2007. The other three live tracks were recorded in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in October 2007 the during the European Apostasy tour.

Ezkaton has also been released as a limited edition box set, that includes four 7-inch picture discs. The set also comes with a bonus track, "Devilock" (Misfits cover) on the third picture disc. Each picture disc has one track on each side.

In 2014, the EP (including the "Devilock" bonus track and several live tracks) was included in a re-release of The Apostasy by Peaceville Records.

The limited edition box set also has two manufacturing mistakes: the CD title for track 3 "Jamal Pekel" is written as "Jamal Piekiel". And the back of the box misses the "live" mention for "Decade Ov Therion".

Track listing[edit]

Regular CD and Digipak
1."Chant for Ezkaton 2000 e.v."Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal5:11
2."Qadosh"Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal4:58
3."Jáma pekel" (Master's Hammer cover)František ŠtormMilan Fibiger, Necrocock, Štorm3:59
4."I'm Not Jesus" (Ramones cover)Richie RamoneRichie Ramone2:41
5."From the Pagan Vastlands" (live)Tomasz KrajewskiNergal3:01
6."Decade ov Therion" (live)Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal2:56
7."Chant for Ezkaton 2000 e.v." (live)Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal5:07


Additional musicians
  • Tomasz "Graal" Danilowicz – cover concept, design, and artwork direction
  • Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski – engineering (tracks (1-4)
  • Bjorn Engelmann – mastering (tracks 1-2)
  • Grzegorz Piwkowski – mastering (tracks 3-7)
  • Daniel Bergstrand – mixing (tracks 1-6)
  • Kuba Mankowski – recording (tracks 1-6)
  • Krzysztof Azarewicz – lyrics
  • Songs 1-4 recorded during The Apostasy studio sessions at RG Studios, November 2006 -March 2007
  • Mixed in Dug Out Studio, Uppsala, March 2007 e.v. and June 2008
  • Additional vocal tracks recorded in Soundsgreat Studio, Gdynia, May 2008
  • Songs 5-7 recorded in Leeuwarden, Holland, October 2007 during "European Apostasy" tour.
  • Songs 1-2 mastered in Cutting Room Studio, Stockholm, March 2007
  • Songs 3-7 mastered in High-End Audio, Warsaw, June 2008

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Poland 10 November 2008 Mystic Production
USA 11 November 2008 Metal Blade Records
Sweden 20 November 2008 Regain Records

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers 26


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Review: Ezkaton". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Zhu, Yulon. "Review: Ezkaton". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 22 August 2009.